Almac Discovery

Almac Discovery is a research driven drug discovery company dedicated to the development of novel and innovative approaches to the treatment of diseases of unmet need (including oncology and CNS), by applying a target class approach. The Almac Discovery business model is to develop preclinical stage assets which are then licenced to pharmaceutical or biotech partners for further development. We also look to collaborate with partners to apply our medicinal chemistry and translational biology expertise to targets of mutual interest. Key research themes include deubiquitinase enzymes and protein drug conjugates.

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Almac Group

The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides the most unique range of integrated drug development services available to the pharmaceutical & biotech industry.

We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 high skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with 17 global facilities across Europe, USA and Asia.

Our quality, innovation and efficiency are testament to the fact that over 600 companies worldwide trust Almac for their Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Development needs.

Addressing the increasing pressure for Biopharma companies to bring their clinical candidates through their pipeline faster, more efficiently and at a lower cost, Almac provides an integrated CMC service, bridging the gap between drug substance and drug product development.

As an established provider of both drug substance (advanced intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients – small molecules and peptides) and drug product development services, and by offering these within an integrated package, our client partners are assured of scientific continuity from a dedicated project team, resulting in significant savings in both time and costs.

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metaLinear

metaLinear offers a fast track to highly validated drug targets and lead compounds, some of which will be available for licensing. Our focus is on antibiotics/antibiotic resistance. Our proven technology manipulates proteins inside living cells, reaching the >90% of biology inaccessible to siRNA or CAS/Crispr.

metaLinear was established in November 2016 and began operating from the Biohub at Alderley Park in Cheshire from March 2017. Operated by life science incubation specialist, The BioCity Group, Biohub supports the creation and growth of successful life science companies including Redx, Blueberry Therapeutics and the Anti-Microbial Research Centre.

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Redx Pharma

Redx Pharma discovers and develops proprietary, small molecule drugs to address areas of high unmet medical need in cancer and fibrosis. In cancer, we pursue targeted therapies where a biomarker can potentially be used for selecting those patients that are most likely to benefit from therapy, and/or drugs that are designed to disrupt cancer resistance pathways. In fibrosis, we are focused on developing treatments that will stop and reverse the formation of fibrotic tissue. In both therapeutic areas we aim to develop drugs whose profile suggests they will be best in class, if not first in class.

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Silence Therapeutics

Silence Therapeutics develops a new generation of medicines by harnessing the body’s natural mechanism of RNA interference, or RNAi, within its cells.

Our proprietary technology can selectively inhibit any gene in the genome, specifically silencing the production of disease-causing proteins. Using our enabling delivery systems, we have achieved an additional level of specificity by delivering our therapeutic RNA molecules exclusively to target cells. Silence’s proprietary RNA chemistries and delivery systems are designed to improve the stability of our molecules and enhance effective delivery to target cells, providing a powerful modular technology well suited to tackle life-threatening diseases.

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